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September 28, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Seth received a second life last night. Will someone finally dethrone him?

Once again, he’s in good shape, with only Erin to worry about.

Seth

Wilson (7x)

Erin

Post

Harold

Leff

17,600 12,600 4,400

 

Both Seth and Erin can play some mind games here.

Second-order calculations

Either can go big or small – past experience (I’ll share the numbers later) say Seth should go big, Erin small.

Seth
Erin
Harold
17,600 12,600 4,400
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
7,600 8,800 2,600
2,400 7,400*

What actually happened

Seth Erin Harold
17,600 12,600 4,400
7,601 12,599 4,400
25,201 1 8,800
min max min max
7,601 8,799 2,599
2,399 7,401*

Erin went big, but it didn’t matter – Seth is up to $191,701 after 8 games.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HISTORIC HOMES
ALSO KNOWN AS THE “HOUSE OF HIS MAJESTY”, FAIRFIELD HOUSE IN ENGLAND WAS THE HOME OF THIS AFRICAN LEADER FROM 1936 TO 1941

Correct response: Show

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